No matter how much we're told that variety is the spice of life, at the end of the day most of us are creatures of habit.
We all have a daily routine that works for us, so we stick to it like glue. It's not because we aren't capable of rolling with the punches, it's because some of our habits make us feel comfortable.
For some it's having a cup of coffee every morning, and for others it's how they style their hair.
In Joan Irvine's case, she maintained the same weekly hair routine for nearly 40 years!
The 63-year-old would wake up at 5:30 a.m. every Wednesday, and spend four hours styling her hair into her signature 1950s-inspired beehive 'do.
Most of us understand that hairstyles are a way to express your identity, and it can be difficult to find one that works, so it's not hard to see why Joan kept hers the same for decades.
However, change is sometimes necessary, especially if an outdated hairstyle is actually interfering with your life.
Joan's grueling process involved washing her hair at the kitchen sink, spending 45 minutes under the dryer, using multiple brushes, four different types of rollers, a ton of hairspray, and dozens of hairpins to secure her locks for up to a week.
Joan was so stuck in her ways that she once canceled a vacation out of fear that the pins would set off the metal detectors at the airport.
Of course, most people would just remove the pins, but not Joan. Her hair is high up on her priority list, and this really frustrated her daughters, Cindy and Christine.
"My daughters were always after me to get a more modern look," Joan told The Post Star. "But it was easy for me to take care of … I was content."
One day, the sisters had enough and decided to do something about their mom's hair.